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April 22, 2024

Eva’s story

Eva comes all the way from Queensland after moving to Tassie in 2019 to attend the University of Tasmania.​ Graduating during the middle of this year, Eva completed an English and Writing Degree and is…
March 25, 2024

Partnership Spotlight: Hydro Tasmania

For almost 11 years, our strong partnership with Hydro Tasmania has been in place to directly help the young women accommodated at Mara House. It allows for the provision of support beyond general day to day operations,…
February 26, 2024

The Mind Games welcome Colony 47 to the stage

We are in full preparation mode for The Mind Games 2024, a celebration of positive mental health, community, and teamwork, all with a healthy sprinkle of workplace fun!    Running…
February 22, 2024

Innovative partnership tackles youth homelessness 

Tasmania’s leading residential building company Wilson Homes has joined forces with us in an innovative partnership to address youth homelessness in Tasmania.    Our CEO, Dianne Underwood said the housing crisis…
January 22, 2024

Didi celebrates 20 years

Can you remember 2004? Well, looking back, these cool things happened:  Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room,  Google introduced free email service Gmail, Scrabble was introduced into…
January 15, 2024

Branching Out

During the 2022-23 year, we were successful in securing a grant through the Premier’s Fund for Children and Young People. We used this grant to fund our Branching Out project,…
January 10, 2024

Community Christmas Lunch 2023

While most people don't think about Christmas until the start of December, here at Colony 47 the buzz begins much earlier.  This year it began around March as we knew…
October 24, 2023

Bodhi’s story

Bodhi, born and raised in Tassie, is also part of the first cohort moving into our JumpStart share houses. Bodhi has also been struggling to find permanent accommodation for a…
October 17, 2023

Will’s story

Will, a Tasmanian local, moved to Queensland to finish school and then work with machinery, before deciding to move back to family when COVID was finally behind us. “Tasmania is…
October 5, 2023

David’s story

Born in Congo, David* grew up in Ethiopia before moving to Darwin as a teenager. After becoming sick of the heat, David and his brother came to visit Tasmania for…